The Autumn Splendor(116503) set in the Holiday Mini (available 'til January 4th) is such a great set for masculine cards. My husband needed a card for a working buddy that would have space for about 12 coworkers to sign. I decided to go with a card that would fit in a legal size envelope---finished size 3.5 x 9 in Naturals Ivory Cardstock.
The other papers used in this creation are from my stash of the retired Textures Specialty Paper pack along with Not Quite Navy and cardstock Vellum. I used my 1 1/4" square punch and stamped a leaf from the set in VersaMark on the Naturals Ivory squares then clear embossed. Using Soft Suede and Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, I rubbed the two inks over the embossed leaves (emboss resist technique). Then, I inked all of the squares around the edges with Soft Suede as well as around the navy dotted vellum and the card base.
Inside the card, I created a personalized message with My Digital Studio. The "just for you" sentiment is stamped in Not Quite Navy on cardstock vellum and punched with the Round Tab Punch.
Loved making this card...the images in this set is awesome! Get yours through my website and click on "Shop Now".
- Using a repetition of a punched shape is a great way to add a special interest to your cards...try circles, stars, snowflakes, flowers...
- The emboss resist technique is one of my favorites! Love mixing different colors to bring out the embossed image...try it! You'll love it!
Be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!--Lisa ;)